SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Fukanzazengi XXXV

| No Comments
Which of the following statements are true?

(a) Zen Buddhists drop all opinions .
(b) Zen Buddhists hold clear opinions .
(c) Zen Buddhists drop all judgments of 'right' and 'true' .

(d) Zen Buddhists judge many things as 'right' and 'true' .

Answer: (a) (b) (c) & (d)

Thus Dogen Zenji, a man of very strongly held opinions, said ...

Abandon all involvements. Give the myriad things a rest. Do not think of good and bad. Do not care about right and wrong. Stop the driving movement of mind, will, consciousness. Cease intellectual consideration through images, thoughts, and reflections. [Nishijima]

Put aside all involvements and suspend all affairs. Do not think "good" or "bad." Do not judge true or false. Give up the operations of mind, intellect, and consciousness; stop measuring with thoughts, ideas, and views. [SZTP]

Press on arrow for 'play'

Leave a comment